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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Watermelon Baby Shower Fruit Bowl, Beauty and the Beast

Watermelon Baby
Now onto some Summer goodness! First of all as my regular followers will already know, I LOVE my Pinterest boards! You can find them here if you'd like to check them out for yourselves! Penny's Pin Board Obsession.

Well, while browsing everyone's pins, I came across this Watermelon baby
Here's a photo:  Perfect project for a "Summer Baby Shower"  I think it was originally posted here: Watermelon carvings
                 


Now for those of you who follow my blog you have seen this photo before when I first found the pin, but since I recently needed to attend a baby shower for a dear friend I decided to make my own "Watermelon Baby"!
Here it is:           Watermelon Baby


Okay! Yeah, I know, it's not nearly as cute as the original, but it was the very first one I tried to make, and since I had left my melon scoop at Bridgeport, I couldn't make my melon pieces look as pretty as theirs.  I was also "helped" (?) by my two grandchildren Matthew 8, and Madison 7, who in between eating my decorations, helped me gently (?) place the fruit! LOL I also couldn't place my fruit all "prefect looking" on a platter, as this was a "Surprise Baby Shower", and it was being held in a skating ring.  (The expecting couple was having a birthday party for their son when we decided to give them a quick baby shower, at the same time since the due date was fast approaching.)  So I had to place my "Baby", and it's cradle in a Tupperware dish to keep the fruit from rolling all over the skating ring, and rolling around in the car on the way to the skating ring! This photo was taken AFTER the car ride there! Not very pretty, I'm afraid!

As you can see I didn't carve a nose instead I used a piece of pineapple which was much easier, (not necessarily prettier, but quicker) I also totally forgot the ears! (Yikes) During the making of this I learned that next time I will try and use my potato peeler on the cantaloupe "Head", instead of trying to trim it with a knife. I think it will give it a much smoother result.  Also for my next try I also might make a "onesie" out of grapes, and put it on my "baby"!

Having said all of this I can tell you that this baby was "COMPLETELY GONE" within 15 minutes of me putting it down! It was a huge hit with the kid's, and the adult's alike, and the kids even ignored the cupcakes, and other sweets while devouring my baby! Totally worth making again, and I have to say "Thanks" to my daughter who purchased the fruit for me to use!

Now onto a quick scrapbook layout for you! This layout is a REALLY old layout of mine that I made when I first started scrapping, but since this theme was "Summer", I thought I'd give you a peek of my daughter at 20 years old right before she was married.  (Yep, I wish I had that body too, I've got legs bigger than that waist!) LOL  but since she purchased the fruit for my basket I thought I'd make her day, and add this photo!  Love Penny, and Happy Scrapping!
P.S. For some more fun summer layouts, check out these links:
Leap into Summer
New Smile
                                           Beauty and the Beast!
Sorry this photo is a tad blurry, but I didn't have the layout handy, so I could retake the photo. 

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20 comments:

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Bless you for having the patience to create this adorable fruit basket, Penny! It's adorable and I'm glad it was appreciated by all (in 15 minutes no less. I'll bet it took you way longer to make it, LOL!) Gorgeous photo of your daughter and I love the little mermaids you put on the page. So cute!

Heather said...

Oh Penny!!! Love the fruit basket! It's so adorable!!!

Jean said...

OMG - how cute!!

Ashley Rock said...

Adorable! Love this-- I am def going to give it a try for the next baby shower I go to!

Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more said...

oh that is adorable, I would have given up after trying the cut the watermelon, I have no patience

Rochelle Spears said...

omg! that Fruit Basket is too cute!!!

Donna said...

Your baby is great! TFS

Kelly Sas said...

What a fun thing to bring to a party!

Sandie said...

What a great fruit basket. I love stuff like that. So much fun!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what an awesome fruit basket

Lynn Murphy said...

That fruit basket is totally adorable and looks absolutely delicious! love it.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Wow! Great idea for a shower treat. I'll have to remember that one. Oh my goodness, your daughter looks like a model in that photo!

Suzi said...

What an adorable idea! Must lift that one! TFS! Your daughter! Wow! Beautiful!

Debbie P said...

I adore the fruit basket! What a great idea for a baby shower! tfs

Victoria's Place said...

I love the fruit basket, it is so cute!

soapHOUSEmama said...

oh my goodness!!! Such cuteness!!!

mish said...

This is so fun! Hoping to have an opportunity to make one of those fruit baskets.

Sandy said...

Your baby melon is adorable and I love the old layout of your daughter. The title is great!

NC Peach said...

Very cute Penny!! You did really well with this fruit basket...if it was me, I would have to stick to diaper cakes though, lol

Groovy Deborah said...

I want one of those baskets right now, well at least the contents since I am not having a shower! So cute and such hard work that has paid off!

Cool lo too!
Deb♥